South African singer Sho Madjozi has been making waves in the music scene with her song “John Cena”. Her infectious video for the track about the WWE superstar has racked up more than 5.4 million YouTube views and counting.
The 27-year-old rapper made her debut appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Thursday, where she chatted about the song and her admiration for Cena, with Clarkson asking if she’d had a chance to meet him yet.
“Oh, no, of course not. Not yet. I hope I do one day,” she replied.
“That’s a bummer,” Clarkson responded. “Didn’t he post about [the song] as well when he found out?”
He sort of did, Madjozi said, noting that Cena did post a photo of her on social media, but with no explanation. “He doesn’t say anything. He doesn’t caption, he doesn’t tag me, nothing,” she explained, admitting that if she ever did encounter him face to face she would freak out.
“I don’t know what will happen, because if I see him I’m gonna die,” she said. “I love him a lot.”
That love came through when Madjozi took to the stage to perform the song live, demonstrating her distinctive dance moves until a surprise guest snook up behind her onstage — none other than Cena himself.
True to her word, she did indeed lose it. “What do you mean you said he’s not here! What’s happening?” she yelled, falling to the floor before giving Cena a big hug.
“It’s very nice to meet you,” he told her.
Later, Cena took to Twitter to thank Clarkson:
Meanwhile, Cena also appeared on “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”, where he discussed the “John Cena” song and accepted a dance challenge from Singh:
And feel free to check out the original video that started the whole thing: